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Canvas at Point Park University

Canvas is the Learning Management System at Point Park, providing students, faculty, and staff the tools and resources needed for in-person and online teaching and learning. Canvas includes tools that faculty and students have come to depend on, such as assignments, discussion boards, announcements and tests, while offering new features, reliable uptime, and more opportunities to connect across courses. Canvas is a cloud-based system, bringing users relevant and useful new features, and is designed to be used online, on mobile, and on tablet.

For fully online courses at Point Park University, all course materials, teacher-to-student and student-to-student interaction take place using the Canvas system. Canvas is also an integral part of hybrid courses at Point Park University. Hybrid courses are a mix of online course work and traditional face-to-face classes. Course materials and online interaction such as discussion forums are conducted in Canvas, but students also attend classes on campus. Even traditional face-to-face courses use the Canvas platform as a supplement to a course by posting information such as: a course syllabus, handouts and faculty contact info, as well as offering online quizzes and assignments.

More Information

If you need help with Canvas, you have several support options: 

  • Can’t log in? Contact the Point Park Help Desk at 412-392-3494 or
  • Browse or search the Canvas Support Guides (login required) or use the live chat option listed under the "Help" section once logged into Canvas.
  • Faculty requiring assistance may contact Point Park’s Instructional Design & Technology Services (IDTS) at .